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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 15, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-12

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-07

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 7, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-03

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 3, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-31

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 31, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-27

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 27, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-26

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 26, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-18

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 18th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-15

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 15th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-14

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 14th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-07

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 7, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-04

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 4, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-27

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 27, 2013
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Clint Chisam

03-19

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Catchers
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Josh Shepardson

06-21

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, June 21
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Daniel Rathman

05-02

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Overthinking It: Five Interesting Things from Yesterday's Games
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Ben Lindbergh

01-16

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Prospectus Roundtable: Can Anyone Close?
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Baseball Prospectus

09-14

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Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 9/14/11
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Michael Jong

09-09

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Fantasy Beat: Under the Radar Middle Men
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Jason Collette

08-03

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The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Baseball Songs that are NOT by The Baseball Project
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Baseball Prospectus

07-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Centers of Attention UPDATED
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Jay Jaffe

07-05

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Transaction Analysis: Once and Future Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh

06-23

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Transaction Analysis: Replacing Pujols
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Ben Lindbergh

06-15

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Value Picks: Second Base, Shortstop, and Catcher
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Michael Jong

05-03

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Transaction Analysis: Opportunity Knocks
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Ben Lindbergh

04-08

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

04-04

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Transaction Analysis: Second-Sack Stopgaps, and Other Opening Day Shuffles
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Ben Lindbergh

02-07

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Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

12-30

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

09-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece Theater
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Jay Jaffe

09-27

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Transaction Action: Dodgers, Padres, Giants
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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Transaction Action: NL West Updates
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Christina Kahrl

08-12

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Prospectus Hit List: All Chipper'd Out?
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Jay Jaffe

07-29

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Transaction Action: Podzilla Washes Up in Malibu?
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Christina Kahrl

07-07

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On the Beat: Wednesday Update: The A's Uphill Climb
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John Perrotto

05-21

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Prospectus Hit List: Bombs Away
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Jay Jaffe

05-11

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Transaction Action: 25th Man Tweaks
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Christina Kahrl

04-11

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Transaction Action: Going to Dozens
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Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Action: NL East and West
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Christina Kahrl

03-16

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Analyze This: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
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Michael Jong

03-14

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Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, AL
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Kevin Goldstein

01-27

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Transaction Action: Senior Circuitry
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Christina Kahrl

12-31

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for Outfielders
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Jay Jaffe

09-01

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Transaction Action: Final Answers
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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On the Beat: Midweek Update
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John Perrotto

07-13

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Under The Knife: Midseason THR Updates
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Will Carroll and Michael R. Lewis

07-04

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

06-25

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Transaction Analysis: AL West Moves
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Christina Kahrl

05-01

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Prospectus Hit List: Back to Earth
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Jay Jaffe

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April 27, 2013 6:12 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 27, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for April 27, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for April 27, 2013

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March 19, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Catchers

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Josh Shepardson

The defending NL MVP is in a tier of his own, but there are plenty of intriguing options down below.

Today we kick off our positional tier rankings. Last offseason, Derek Carty tackled the tiers by himself; this spring, we've decided to attack them as a team. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by the number of stars.

Five-star players are the studs at their respective position. In general, they are the players that will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they'll fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be earl- round selections, and they're projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late round sleepers and roster placeholders. As was the case with our positional rankings series, the positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of the projected PECOTA values.

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Brandon Beachy's impending Tommy John surgery is the latest reminder that a team can never have enough pitching.

The Wednesday Takeaway
In the latest reminder that you can never have too much pitching depth, the Braves have lost Brandon Beachy for the rest of the 2012 season, after a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews revealed that the righty will need Tommy John surgery.

Fredi Gonzalez began the year with a strong group of starters—even with Tim Hudson on the disabled list—and plenty of possible reinforcements. When Jair Jurrjens coughed up five home runs and 10 walks in his first four starts, Atlanta had the luxury of sending him down, because Hudson was finally healthy and Randall Delgado was emerging as a reliable rotation piece.


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Dee Gordon hits his first home run, two bench players push the limits of bad batting, Chris Davis keeps hitting, Clay Hensley exposes the unearned run, Derek Jeter hits cleanly in three of his five at-bats (or does he?), and more.

Five things I wanted to write about happened in last night’s games, but none of them was substantial enough on its own for an article. The solution: drop all five unrelated observations (plus a few more for good measure) into the same article draft and call it a column. Trick of the trade.

Derek Jeter goes 3-for-5 and gets accused of steroid use by this one guy I talked to
I live in a baseball discourse bubble.


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Is there such a thing as a "closer mentality," or can any effective setup man handle the closer role? The BP staff tries to get to the bottom of the matter.

The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion that took place among the Baseball Prospectus staff when one of our number solicited examples of unsupportable baseball arguments for an upcoming article. After Kevin proposed "Anyone can close," the thread took off in a new direction.

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September 14, 2011 9:00 am

Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 9/14/11

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Michael Jong

VP welcomes Nick Hundley this week but says goodbye to three rookie middle infielders.

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Jose Altuve, Houston Astros (Yahoo! 4%, ESPN 3%, CBS 20%)

Altuve did not have a good week, batting just .143/.182/.238, and his departure from the Value Picks list is reflective of his struggles since his initial entry on the list. Since August 2, Altuve has hit .264/.285/.364, though that has been tempered by the addition of five steals in seven attempts. However, until he starts trying to take more bases or hits for a bit better average, his placement in the inept Houston lineup makes it unlikely for him to be worth a playing time consideration in anything but NL-only leagues.



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September 9, 2011 10:31 am

Fantasy Beat: Under the Radar Middle Men

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Jason Collette

A look at three middle relievers who could be poised to take a big step forward in 2012.

Those of you who play in mixed leagues rarely have to look at middle relievers for anything more than reserve roster filler, if that. Those who play in AL- or NL-only leagues, however, are well aware of how endgame relief picks in March can play a difference within a season, and nailing the right ones can often turn huge profits. Some relievers, like David Robertson, can be valuable assets even while not getting any saves while others can perform well and then step in for a closer when the closer is injured or ineffective.

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The BP team discusses their favorite odes to our national pastime.

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July 27, 2011 2:56 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Centers of Attention UPDATED

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Jay Jaffe

B.J. Upton and Colby Rasmus had sky-high ceilings as prospects, but their up-and-down performances in the majors has led them to the trading block.

The July 31 trading deadline traditionally turns the spotlight on pending free agents that can shore up a contender's roster for the stretch run. Carlos Beltran and Hiroki Kuroda are the belles of the quick-fix ball this year, and if they don't sound tremendously enticing, it helps explain why so much talk is focused elsewhere, on younger and more affordable players still under club control. Ubaldo Jimenez and Hunter Pence fit that bill, even if their respective teams' willingness to trade them is something of a head-scratcher. More puzzling is how B.J. Upton and Colby Rasmus have arrived at this juncture, particularly given the big things projected for them just a few years ago. On the other hand, maybe that explains exactly why they're here.

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Rich Harden resurfaces at just the right time, Travis Snider getting off the schneid means bad news for Juan Rivera, the Dodgers' Dee Gordon fails his first audition, the D'backs lose their closer, the Yankees release some insurance, and more.

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How the Cards can cope with the abdication of Prince Albert (and its implications for his payday), a Barton in hand becomes one in the bushes, and the D'backs, Braves, and Giants pursue blasts from the past for their benches.

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June 15, 2011 9:00 am

Value Picks: Second Base, Shortstop, and Catcher

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Michael Jong

Michael awaits the call-up of Dustin Ackley, notices the success of an already-recalled Oakland infielder, and examines whether Salty has finally figured things out.

Departures

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